Shirley Joiner in the US

  1. #539,793 Shirley Hawk
  2. #539,794 Shirley Huggins
  3. #539,795 Shirley Hurt
  4. #539,796 Shirley Hyde
  5. #539,797 Shirley Joiner
  6. #539,798 Shirley Keys
  7. #539,799 Shirley Lund
  8. #539,800 Shirley Mead
  9. #539,801 Shirley Naylor
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Meaning & Origins

Transferred use of the surname, in origin a local name from any of the various places (in the West Midlands, Derbyshire, Hampshire, and Surrey) named in Old English from scīr ‘county, shire’ or scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’. It was given by Charlotte Brontë to the heroine of her novel Shirley (1849). According to the novel, her parents had selected the name in prospect of a male child and used it regardless. Shirley had earlier been used as a boy's name (Charlotte Brontë refers to it as a ‘masculine cognomen’), but this literary influence fixed it firmly as a girl's name. It was strongly reinforced during the 1930s and 40s by the popularity of the child film star Shirley Temple (b. 1928).
84th in the U.S.
English: occupational name for a maker of wooden furniture, Anglo-Norman French joignour (Old French joigneor, from joinre ‘to join’, ‘to connect’, Latin iungere).
2,092nd in the U.S.

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